THE MORNING POST – QUIET

Sometimes it is better to be very quiet and to make not a move. A herd of Cape Buffalo had chased a pride of Lions around and this Lioness went straight up into a tree. The Buffalo could still smell her but not see her.

The herd spent hours around the area and the Lions had to wait in the trees until the Buffalo had departed!

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THE MORNING POST – JULY RAINS

We had some winter rain this morning. Together with very cold wind it made for unattractive safari conditions. Most of the animals had the same thoughts and stayed somewhere deep in the bush.

But I got this picture of one of our male Lions looking a bit sorry for himself ๐Ÿ˜Š. Made it worthwhile to go out!

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THE EVENING POST – LITTLE LION

We had a good evening game drive. This little male Lion was posing for the camera.

Have a good evening ๐Ÿ˜Š

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THE EVENING POST – CONFUSION

The situation in this picture looks a bit like confusion. Nyalas running one way and a Lioness staring the other way. But in fact the Lioness chased an Nyala bull, missed him and was now out of breath. The Nyala females kept going for a while.

Enjoy your evening!

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THE EVENING POST – NOSTALGIE

This is a bit of a nostalgic picture which I took on 31 December 2004. One of my favorite dad and son pictures.

Enjoy your evening ๐Ÿ˜Š

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THE EVENING POST – IN A HURRY

These little Lion cubs were in a hurry to catch up with their mums.

Good night ๐Ÿ’ค

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THE MORNING POST – A BIT LATE ๐Ÿ˜Š

We had another enjoyable game drive this morning. Just as the sun was about to burn away the morning mist, I took this image of two Lionesses with their five cubs.

I love the mood!

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THE MORNING POST – A TENSE MEETING

A picture from my archives: What an exciting sighting when a Black Rhino met a Lioness.

Rhinos do not like Lions. Lions are wary of Rhinos. So usually they stay away from one another but sometimes the Lions’ hunting instinct gets the better of them and they try to edge close to the Rhinos, or the two species just meet by accident. As soon as the Rhinos realize the proximity of cats they get very upset and start chasing their foe. That is usually the end of the encounter because at this stage the Lions move away. Due to the bad eyesight of all adult Rhinos the Lions sometimes get quite close.

In this particular case the Black Rhino bull appeared over the dam wall when it almost bumped into the Lioness. The large herbivore immediately went for the cat which made a hurried retreat.

The reason why Lions are interested in Rhinos is because on occasion they get to kill a young Rhino calf. And therefore Rhinos instinctively dislikes all cats and want to get rid of them!

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THE MORNING POST – ALL ALONE

I had not seen Lions for quite a while but last night I found a single male in the western part of the reserve. It was be quite unusual that he was by himself.

He is part of a male coalition, but I assume his brother is attending to some Lionesses in estrous and inflicted some temporary social distancing rules on his brother ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a good day.

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THE EVENING POST – EYES

I love the look in the eyes of this Thanda Safari Lioness – Have a good weekend!

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